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Global support swells for Narmada Satyagraha

August 15, 2015 - 1:30 am in Rights

Day 3: Narmada Jeevan Adhikar Satyagraha Global support swells for Narmada Satyagraha: 40 Right Livelihood Laureates issue “Call for Justice to Narmada” Agitated oustees from Aavli-Segawa, Nisarpur, Pichhodi, Avalda and Bhadal challenge the govt’s false…

MPs condemn BJP, Modi sarkar’s attack on Forest Rights Act

August 14, 2015 - 7:58 pm in Environment, Rights

MPs Belonging to the CPI(M), CPI, AAP, Congress, NCP, JD(U), SP, TRS, Trinamool Congress and YSR Congress Condemn Systematic Undermining of the Rights of…

Independence day’ turns ‘day of slavery’ for peaceful protesters at Jantar Mantar.

August 14, 2015 - 7:48 pm in Rights

People’s Union for Civil Liberties (PUCL) Delhi strongly condemns the ruthless and inhuman manner in which Delhi Police today went on evicting the peaceful…

Modi’s suit costlier than Narmada rehabilitation: Whose development?

August 14, 2015 - 6:45 pm in Rights

Day 2: Narmada Jeevan Adhikar Satyagraha Landless, Fisherwomen of Semalda, Dhanora and Bajrikheda condemn Modi Govt’s massacre of Narmada valley   “Fishing is our agriculture”: We will live and die for Narmada  13th August: The second day of the indefinite…

Open letter to Prime Minister Modi from Medha Patkar

August 9, 2015 - 7:40 pm in Rights

9th August, 2015 On the fourth day of the Jeevan Adhikar-Sanghrash Yatra, Narmada valley reverberated with the slogan “Modi-Shivraj Go Back” – “Hamare Gaon me Hamaara Raj, Vaapis Jao Modi Shivraj”. The slogan coincided with the Shaheed Divas and…

UPDATE ON SC/ST (POA) AMENDMENTS BILL, 2014

August 7, 2015 - 10:59 pm in Rights

A Stepping Another Milestone Towards Strengthening Legislation   THE SCHEDULED CASTES AND THE SCHEDULED TRIBES (PREVENTION OF ATROCITIES) AMENDMENT BILL, 2014   Earmarking the 125th Birth anniversary of Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar, it is a historical day that…

Should “Sex Work” be legalised?

August 7, 2015 - 5:34 pm in Rights

[yop_poll id="1"] A low key campaign for legalisation of prostitution is continuing. It seems to have tacit support of women's organisations evident from their deafening silence on an issue of such vital importance to women. Repotedly, it also has the support…

Mumbai Activists support Narmada Jeevan Adhikar Satyagrah

August 4, 2015 - 3:36 pm in Rights

Mumbai: 4th August, 2015: The prominent social and media activist from Mumbai will be joining Jeevan Adhikar Satyagrah (right to life) starting from 12th August onwards at Rajghat, Badwani, which shall be indefinite satyagrah by thousands of adivasis, farmers,…

NRC Updation in Assam: Prospects and Challenges

July 26, 2015 - 5:06 pm in Rights

Report on NRC Updation in Assam: Prospects and Challenges Amidst huge controversy and long debate under the orders of the Supreme Court India, the Government of India has started the process of updating the NRC of 1951. The objective of updation of the NRC…

Laws in favour of Adivasis just show-pieces not implemented

July 2, 2015 - 5:54 pm in Rights

A saying goes that ‘written laws are like a spider-web, it will trap the poor and the weak, but it will be torn to pieces by the rich and powerful’. That in short is the story of the Indigenous Adivasi People in our country. True, some laws are enacted apparently…